FAQS

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There are a lot of variables that influence the cost:

  • size of the job
  • the coat/finish you are after
  • and of course if you’re a docker supporter there is a 10% surcharge ;)
Your best bet is to contact Mark for a free quote (and hide your dockers jumper).

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New Age Timber Floors services the entire Perth Metropolitan Area and regional areas from Mandurah to Yanchep. We have done floors outside of these areas but travel costs will apply. Contact Mark to find out if we can help.

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For the best results use warm water with a cap full of methylated spirits (50ml in 10L of warm water). Do not flood the floor; ensure the mop is well wrung out before use.

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Some minor dents can be filled. However, the filler may stand out depending on the size and location of the dent.

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It depends on the way the floor has been laid originally. If there is a “cut off” point in a doorway, then it is possible. The boards need to be running across the doorway (horizontally). There will also be a colour difference between the old and new sanded and polished timber floors.

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Homes are for living in, so like anything else your wood floors are going to be subject to wear and tear. However, some things are more detrimental to your floors then others. The top things to look out for (where possible):

  • In a perfect world for perfect wood floors you should not have any pets, kids or high heels and NEVER EVER move any furniture
  • In a not so perfect world: Do not drag anything over your wood floors, always lift and place items on the floors and put protective felts on the bottom of movable furniture (ie. Dining room chairs). Change the felts every 12 months.
  • Where possible try and avoid wearing high heels on your wood floors. The pressure of a 55kg person on a stiletto high heel is the equivalent to an elephant. They will leave little dents all over your timber floors.
  • Do not flood your floors with water when washing them. This can cause the wood floors to swell.
  • Be aware that sunlight can bleach your timber floors.
  • Be careful of chemicals being splashed on to the floor as some can peel the finish.

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Floorboards can come in a variety of thicknesses. The usual floorboards are 12-19mm thick so can be re-sanded 4 - 5 times depending on original thickness.

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We normally leave our bag neatly in or near site bins. We try to minimise dust for our clients. However, we always suggest that doors leading to rooms that are not going to be sanded, be taped up prior to us starting and plastic sheeting be used in open doorways to contain the dust as much as possible.

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New Age Timber floors mainly use Polycure and Bona Traffic products. In our experience these products provide a high quality finish. In relation to whether to go a solvent based or water based coat, there are a number of considerations. Water based coats are:

  • environmentally friendly
  • non toxic
  • non-yellowing
  • recommended for asthmatics and respiratory issues.
  • Used to give a natural appearance and usually makes the timber appear lighter
  • Does not provide a truly high gloss finish though
Solvent based coats:
  • Are used to provide a high gloss finish or a very flat finish
  • deepen the colour of the timber.

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Most floors, depending on how they are cared for, should last between 8 – 15 years.

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Thank you for asking……a nice bottle of red never goes astray or some chocolate Almonds!